scenes from the fourth


We had a fabulous Fourth here in the Pate household yesterday. The day was busy, fun, and fulfilling. We grilled, ate corn on the cob, saw a few errant fireworks, and ended the evening with a yard full of neighbors and friends. My kind of celebration.
As well as a few photos from the day's events, I wanted to follow up on this post from a few back.

tissue fans as inspired by martha

burlap wreath

book page star garland

more star garland and penant banner

vintage spools on the mantle

paper wreath

some of the gang getting ready

front porch flag planters

cupcake flags via rhonna farrer

his first fourth

paul leading the fourth of July declaration. this was great.

avery. the parade coordinator.

let the parade begin.

fun time.


  1. How Fun JAmie!!
    Love these snapshots!
    Don't you love that light? mmmm....
    Thank you so much for sharing.....


  2. You did an amazing job in decorating for the 4th!!!! Everything looks lovely! TFS your photos (love the neighborhood bike parade!)

  3. Man, what a wonderful time you all had! I just adore all your photos. Thanks so much for sharing, Jamie!

  4. TFS they all look amazing!

  5. Oh, Jamie, what a wonderful 4th you all had! And your preparations and decorations look fabulous! So many special touches...